Sunday, June 26, 2011
With New York becoming the sixth state state to legalize same-sex marriage, and President Obama’s handlers saying his position on the subject is “evolving,” I thought this would be a perfect time to compare and contrast Obama’s ridiculous view on the subject to that of his cousin, former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Back in June, 2009, speaking to the at the National Press Club. Cheney reiterated his support for same-sex marriage, as long as the issue is decided by the states not the Federal government.
“I think that freedom means freedom for everyone. As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish. But I don’t have any problem with that.”
President Obama’s disgraceful opposition to marriage equality articulated just days before the 2008 election couldn’t have been more succinct:
“I believe that marriage is between a man and woman and I am not in favor of gay marriage.”
So folks, there you have it. In the afterglow of New York’s marriage equality decision, President Obama is less evolved on same-sex marriage than either Dick Cheney, or for that matter, Laura Bush.